Vicar of Ingleby Barwick

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Ingleby Barwick
Office Holder

Thank you for your interest in the post of Vicar of Ingleby Barwick.

Although Ingleby Barwick's name reveals that there has been a settlement here for a thousand years, today's community is less than 50 years old. There is a sense that it is continuing to establish its own social and civic identity, in which the role of the Church of England has a significant part to play - no least through the presence of our church primary and secondary academies.

St Francis', then is the worshipping and serving hub for the whole community. That is reflected in the breadth of its style, at the core of which is the main Sunday eucharistic celebration. Alongside that well-established principle, the appointment of a Multiply minister has been a major step in diversifying our pattern of mission. The energy of St Francis' worshipping life overflows into many other activities.

Ingleby Barwick is an exciting place to be. There has been excellent strategic leadership during the time of its last incumbent and scope for the parish - the largest by population in this archdeaconry - to move on further. If you come as our next vicar, you will find able lay leadership, a strong ethos of spiritual formation among worshippers, and potential to explore developments for the future.

You will find more information in the attached profile and role description, though should you require more details, please contact:

  • Area Dean, The Revd Tessa Stephens / tessa.stephens@btinternet.com / 07944 302344
  • Archdeacon, The Ven Dr Amanda Bloor / adcl@yorkdiocese.org / 01642 706095
  • Bishop of Whitby, The Rt Revd Paul Ferguson / bishopofwhitby@yorkdiocese.org / 01642 593273

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure, episcopal reference and eligibility to work in the UK, and if necessary an Occupational Health assessment.

Closing Date: 09:00am Thursday 13th January 2022
Interviews: Monday 31st January 2022

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • To work with the Multiply Minister and the lay leadership of the parish to help them to grow the church through worship and outreach.
  • To work strategically with members of the Deanery Leadership Team and with colleagues across the Deanery as the current Diocesan Consultation seeks to discover what God is asking of the Church in the Diocese of York
  • To build and maintain good relationships between the church, the schools (especially the three church schools) and young people in the benefice.
  • To be closely involved in community events and in ongoing ecumenical work.
  • To encourage good use of the Church Hall
  • To continue to develop lay vocations and ministries
  • To support and develop plans to grow the church spiritually and numerically, and to grow regular giving and other sources of income so that the church is able to continue donating appropriately to the diocesan Common Fund through Freewill Offer and be generous in missional outreach.
  • To continue to discover how alternative approaches to worship and sustaining community during Covid restrictions can carry forward into the future.

We pray that the person who is called by God to be out next incumbent will:

  • Be able to lead us into change and expansion with a heart for mission but also the wisdom to know their limited.
  • Be someone who can grow our spirit-filled Church, with drive, energy and enthusiasm bringing fresh ideas and helping us generate new initiatives to develop our congregation both spiritually and numerically.
  • Have a desire to work to bring out the best in all and engage with new people, cherishing each of us and valuing our individual gifts.
  • Encourage us to use our gifts in the service of the church, local schools, and wider community.
  • Have a passion for driving forward a diverse and inclusive congregation and to grow our community focus
  • Hold a spiritual depth and ability to teach the gospel to all ages.
  • Have a working knowledge of the needs of a wide-ranging parish, including partnership working with local schools and community organisations.

The Diocese of York takes in much of North and East Yorkshire, including the cities of York, Hull and Middlesbrough, and two National Parks. Extending from the River Tees to the River Humber, and from around the A1 road to the incomparable Yorkshire coast, the area is home to around 1.4 million people.

Welcome to the Diocese of York in the Church of England;

· a family of 579 churches and 125 schools in 442 parishes
· committed to the praise of God through Jesus Christ and service to others
· led and guided in their faith and work by the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell.

The appointment of a new Archbishop of York has encouraged the reshaping of the Diocesan vision and examination of our priorities. We are determined to become a simpler, bolder, humbler and more diverse church of missionary disciples which is Christ centred and Jesus shaped, ensuring in partnership with other churches that there is a Christian witness in every community. We wish to be a people who are ‘Living Christ’s Story.’

Visit our website here: Diocese of York